Lomé Negotiating Brief: Implementing the New ACP-EU Partnership Agreement
Lomé Negotiating Briefs are produced by the European Centre of Development Policy Management (ECDPM), an independent foundation with links to both the ACP and the EU. They are designed to provide information on key issues relating to the upcoming EU-ACP negotiations.
LNB 8: Implementing the new ACP–EU Partnership Agreement
In June 2000, the 71 ACP and 15 EU Member States concluded a new Partnership Agreement on political and economic cooperation. The new agreement sets out a comprehensive and integrated approach to alleviating poverty, contributing to sustainable development, and assisting ACP countries integrate into the world economy. Through this, and a strengthened partnership, it should – at least on paper – be more effective than past Lomé Conventions. This brief analyses the major changes in the new agreement, focusing on the political dimensions of the partnership, the
extension of the partnership to new actors, the preparation of a WTO-compatible trade regime, and performance-based aid management.
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